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COLLIER, John "Raymond"
He loved his children, grandchildren, and most of all his great grandchildren. Raymond is survived by his 14 children; John (Mary) Black, Ducksiding NL; Marguerite Peters, Lower L'Ardoise; Bernard (Barbara) Brookfield; Hubert (Susan) Middle Musquodobit; Rita (Michael) Joncus, Bathurst NB; Kathleen (Lionel) Peters, Lower L'Ardoise; Irene (Louis) Walsh, Halifax; Gerard (Leona), St. Peters; Richard (Susan), Truro; George (Mary), L'Ardoise; Patricia (Andrew) Landry, Samsponville; Lisa, Edmonton; Theresa (Fred) Sampson, Fredericton; Daniel (Tania), L'Ardoise; 39 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren; siblings Anita Hynes, Cecelia (Joseph) Young, Ignalius (Martha), Sylvia (Robert) Stevenson, all of Newfoundland; Germain (Linda), Truro and will be missed by his cat Susie. He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years Sarah (Benoit) four children in infancy brother Alban, sisters Mary Young, Rita (Hubert) Hynes, Monica (Fred) Collier of Newfoundland; two grandsons John Collier and Stephen Peters and son in law James Peters.
The family would like to thank the Home Care Worker, Continuing Care Nurses, Staff of Strait Richmond Hospital for their care and compassion and a special thank you to Raymond's family doctor, Dr. Nault for her wonderful care over the years. Funeral Mass will be offered Monday December 28, 2015 at 11 am from Holy Guardian Angles Parish, with burial to follow in the Parish Cemetery. No flowers by request please, memorial donations may be made to Strait Richmond Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green's Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. www.greensfuneralhome.ca
DINGWELL, Alma Elvina
Alma is survived by her children, Carson (Debbie), Dartmouth; John, Toronto; Margaret (Arleigh) Hillman, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Angela (Dingwell) Woods and Tammy (Dingwell) Cadegan, Fort McMurray, Alberta; John Hillman and Katie Hillman, Halifax; Emily Hillman, Lower Sackville; great grandchildren, Kaleigh and Ainsley Cadegan, Farrah Woods; special cousin, Muriel Lagan; numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Murdoch Edward; sisters, Phyllis and Louise; brother, Carson.
All are welcome to attend an interment service at Oakridge Memory Gardens, Middle Sackville, at a date to be determined in 2016. If so desired, donations in Alma's memory to Knox United Church, Knox United Church (General Fund), P.O. Box 210, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2S9 or Canadian Cancer Society are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolences may be sent to the family by viewing Alma's obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com
EVANS, Captain William A.
FEIT, Mary Josephine
She is survived by her children - Theresa (Ken) Fraser, Cambridge, Ont., Lewis (Bev) Feit, MacPherson's Mills, Joseph (Debbie) Feit, Sunny Brae, Anna (Ray) Crosby, Thorburn, and Doris (Keith) Robertson, Mississauga, Ont. Also survived by grandchildren Patricia Warren, Kent Smith, Joan Feit, Jennifer Anderson, Harold Feit, Chad Neil, Lewis Feit, Nancy Henderson, Mary Frances Feit, Julia Feit, Joseph Feit Jr., Crystal Crosby, Amy Hendel, and Mark Anderson, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Doris Shindruk, Thorburn and Joan (Tom) Kane, Ontario, brother-in-laws Bob Downey, Barrie, Ont. and Russell Reid ,Cape Breton, NS and daughter-in-law Diana Feit, New Glasgow. Josie was predeceased by her parents, loving husband of 63 years Joseph Feit, son James and two children in infancy. Also by siblings Alphonse, Tom, Alex, Joe, Kay MacGillivray, Margaret Downey, Theresa White, and Mary (Mamie) Reid.
Visitation - H. W. Angus Funeral Home Monday, December 28, 2015 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at H. W. Angus Chapel with Father Colin MacKinnon presiding. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Thorburn. The family would like to thank the staff of 4 south and the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital for the care and compassion given to their mother. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Ann's Cemetery or Thorburn & Area War Veterans Association. Online condolences may be sent to email@example.com
Besides her mother, Doreen is survived by her husband, Fred; her twin girls, Leigh (Alex), Beth; siblings, Wayne (Wendy), Neil (Lynn), Irving (Cheryl), Goldie (Neil), Joan (Pat), Wanda (Bill), Winston (Nancy), Carol (Craig), Cathy (Kirk), Chris (Arlene) as well as a long list of nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her beloved "fur babies", Ozkar, Sophie and Penny. Besides her father, she was predeceased by her son, Frederick Andrew "Andy".
A celebration of Doreen's life will take place 1pm Monday, December 14, 2015 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. Burial will be in Fairview Lawn Cemetery with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the IWK Children's Hospital or Ovarian Cancer Canada. The family would like to extend our gratitude to the team of health care workers at the 5A Gyne-Oncology Unit, the Chemo Unit, the Palliative Care Team, and especially her devoted physicians, Dr. Farah Kapur and Dr. James Bentley. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Halifax chapel at www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
GALE, Theresa Mary
GOODINE, Kathleen Mary
HARRIS, Lesley Annette
Lesley was preceded in death by her grandmother, Doris Kidston and father-in-law, Donnie Harris. Lesley is survived by her loving husband, Troy; son, William and daughter, Julia, both at home; her parents, Rosalind Brake and Rob Kidston of Dartmouth; sister, Raquel Chubey and husband, Grant of Bedford; mother-in-law, Betty Harris of Centreville; brother-in-law, Craig Harris (Kyla) of Centreville; sisters-in-law, Beth (Gordon Kelly) of Halifax and Vicki of Centreville; special aunt and uncle, Loretta and Dan Stone of Halifax, lifelong friends, Cheryl and Dennis Therrien of Corner Brook; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, December 7, 2015 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where a celebration of life and reception will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Father Craig Cameron officiating. Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. The family would like to thank Dr. Lori Burgess, Paulette Gash and the Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses for their kindness, care and compassion. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in memory may be made to the Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses - for the purchase of pulse oximeter equipment or the Valley Regional Hospital - Carey Me Fund (in support of palliative care in the home). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.
HATCH, Peter Calvin R.C.M.P. (S.Sgt. ret'd.)
Born on May 25, 1933, in Red Head Cove, Newfoundland, Peter was the son of the late Nicholas and Johanna (Duggan) Hatch. He began his career with the RCMP in 1951 in Ottawa at A Division. During the course of his career he held positions in Montreal, North Sydney, Halifax, Charlottetown, Burin, St. John's, before retiring as Staff Sergeant, Sub Division NCO in the Corner Brook, NL Detachment. In 1961 Peter was selected for a course in Cryptography (codes and ciphers) with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals at their school in Kingston, Ontario. This set off his lifelong addiction to cryptograms and cryptoquotes which led him to buy just about every newspaper, magazine and book that published them. After retirement he became an insurance underwriter with Occidental Life Insurance Company in Halifax, a career which he thoroughly enjoyed. On moving to the Annapolis Valley he settled into the field of security with Minas Basin Pulp and Power Company in Hantsport.
Peter had an intense love of history and engrossed himself in learning. He could not seem to absorb enough and would spend hours researching and reading. There wasn't a subject he didn't enthusiastically embrace. He was the quintessential storyteller and enjoyed spinning a good yarn. He thoroughly enjoyed keeping the Newfoundland language alive through his letters to the editor of local papers. He once described himself as a frustrated Bob Cratchit and hence became involved in various associations usually involving areas of finance. His love of finance led him to positions as the founding President of the Mercy Convent School PTA, St. John's (the first PTA in the Catholic School System in NL), Secretary/Treasurer and later President of St. Bonaventure's College Men's Association, St. John's, member of the Finance Committee Parish Councils St. John's, Corner Brook, NL and Windsor, NS and Treasurer of the Orchard Valley Branch of the Federal Superannuates National Association, Kentville, NS for almost 20 years. Peter was also a proud member of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program with Canada Revenue Agency, assisting seniors and persons in need with tax returns and related matters.
He is survived by his son, John William Hatch, Gaspereau Valley, Wolfville; his daughter, Janet Harnum and son-in-law, Robert Harnum, Kentville; grandsons, Sullivan Peter Harnum and Mackenzie Coyote Harnum, at home; a sister, Joan Marie McNaul, Toronto, Ontario; and special cousin Annie Broderick, St. John's. Besides his parents, Nicholas and Johanna (Duggan) Hatch; he was predeceased by his wife of 35 years, the former Stella Marie Hines (1996); his daughter, Sharon Anne Hatch (2004); brother, William Hatch (1980) of Toronto, Ontario.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2016, in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 339 King Street, Windsor, with the Rev. Father John MacPherson officiating. Arrangement are under the care of Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home (902-798-2232), 194 King Street, P.O. Box 2218, Windsor, NS, B0N 2T0.
Family flowers only, donations in memory of Peter may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or to the Children's Wish Foundation. To add your condolences, click on contribute at, www.lindsaysfuneralhome.com
KERR, Mary Georgina "Betty"
Betty was a faithful member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Windsor. She was well known for knitting wool socks for those she loved. She is survived by daughters, Mary Lou (Keith) Swantee, Sundridge, Pictou Co.; Clare Ann, Lantz; sons, John (Ann), Waterford, Ontario; James (Lalia), Three Mile Plains; Michael, at home; grandchildren, Catherine Falconer (Dewayne), Thomas "Tom" MacCormick (Renee), Andrea Roadhouse (Jay), Heather Kerr (Michael Dufour), Andrew Kerr (Valmai Goggin), Jacqueline Kerr (Sean McGee), Danielle Kerr (Andy Wesley), Stephen Kerr (Janessa) and Jamie Kerr (Matthew Smith; many great-grandchildren, Nick and Matthew Falconer; Steven and Ian MacCormack; Kane, Zoe and Austin Roadhouse; Jacob, Luke and Hannah McGee; family friend, Pat MacCormack, Pictou. Claire's dogs, Jack and Maisie, will miss her love and treats. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Stephen Maxwell Kerr (1989); sister, Louise MacCarthy; brother, Clarence Wheeler; and an infant brother.
Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home (902-798-2232), 194 King Street, Windsor, B0N 2T0. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015, in Lindsay`s Windsor Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Father John MacPherson officiating. Interment in St. John's Parish Cemetery, Wiley Ave., Windsor. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to a charity of your choice.
LORING, Phyllis Pearl
MacDONALD, Michael Douglas
Michael graduated from St. Mary's University in Halifax with BSc and BEd degrees. His work experience took him to Swaziland, Africa, with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), where he taught high school science and math for four years. He then spent an additional year doing walkabouts in various African countries, before returning to Canada. Michael taught parasitology and entomology classes at Dalhousie University, Halifax. He worked for some years with the environmental consulting firm, Jacques Whitford and at the time of his death was working as a Terrestrial Ecologist at Stantec in Dartmouth. It would take pages to properly describe Michael's attributes and the tremendous positive influence he had on family, friends and colleagues. He had a deep passion for the natural world, reptiles in particular, that was fostered at a young age by Eldon Pace of Shubenacadie, NS and Frank Weed of Big Cypress Swamp, FL. He was an avid birder, adventurer and a brilliant biologist and naturalist with special interests in reptiles, amphibians and botany with an irrepressible desire to share with others all the wonders he encountered. He was a gifted artist and illustrator.
Michael was a remarkable story teller, mesmerizing countless listeners with his natural ability to entertain and inform in a manner that left everyone wanting to hear more. His enthusiasm for and appreciation of nature were legendary and he easily regaled others with accounts of his many adventures in the wild. Not only could he hold his own on almost any topic but usually educated all who had the pleasure of his conversation and company. Michael was kind and caring and would do anything to help others. He always took time when he could, to be with his family and friends. He will be sorely missed by all who loved and admired him.
A celebration of Michael's life will be held at JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr. Halifax, NS at 2 pm on January 10, 2016. Guests are encouraged to wear shirts relating to nature; like turtles, birds and lizards and bright colours to pay tribute to Michael. In lieu of flowers, donations to assist with reptile care can be made in Michael's name to Homeward Bound City Pound Animal Shelter, 201 Brownlow Ave # 9, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3B1W2.
RENOUF, Dora (Shears)
SLAUNWHITE, Loretta (Vopni)
STRONG, Elizabeth Yvonne
Elizabeth was primarily a proud stay at home mother and a dedicated volunteer in her community. After her daughter Sara was grown, she worked at the local Scotiabank. She enjoyed the friendship of her co-workers and members of the community. Elizabeth was a shining example of how a good heart and common sense could create a spectacular human being. Her legacy will be the love, dedication and commitment that were her ever constant personality traits. Her daughter provides a lasting tribute, embodying all of her mother's goodness and goes forward in her mother's footsteps.
Elizabeth leaves behind her one precious daughter, Sara (Jerry) Holland. Sara and Elizabeth's relationship transcended the mother daughter bond. They were very special together and could complete each other's unspoken thoughts with a look or a gesture to one another. Sara's love for Elizabeth kept her strong during their final hours together. Sara and her husband Jerry will forever remember Elizabeth's kind words and loving manner. Elizabeth also leaves behind many siblings, some of which she had special relationships with. She was a kind and loving sister, who took this role very seriously. Elizabeth fulfilled a very necessary maternal role in the lives of her younger brothers and sisters and became a very important caregiver during their formative years. Her endless love and nurturing through difficult family circumstances ensured them a safe and secure place to guide them into adulthood. She is beloved by them, their spouses as well as nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Also left to grieve Elizabeth is a special little girl Chloe and Elizabeth's two favourite fur babies, Bart and Eli McFly. Elizabeth was predeceased by her longtime partner, David Boyce. Their life together was one based on a deep love and partnership.
At this time, Sara would like to express her sincere gratitude to the 4 west nursing staff, the Palliative Care team, Bernadette Holland, and Elizabeth's special niece Lisa Penny, for their compassion and generosity throughout this difficult time. Visitation for Elizabeth will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. Donations in memory of Elizabeth can be made to the Palliative Care Society. Online Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com
Visitation will be held on Monday Dec 21st ,2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 main street, Dartmouth. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday December 22nd, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the same location. Donations in Dinah's memory may be made to the Oakwood Terrace Recreational Department or Salvation Army Community Church Barrington Street. Family Flowers Only Please.
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